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Tinsley Lindley Profile

Full name Tinsley Lindley
Born  27 October 1865, in Nottingham.
Died 31 March 1940

Club Career while Captain

Club(s) Cambridge University FC, Nottingham Forest FC and Corinthians FC
Distinctions -

England Career as Captain

Captain number 15th player to captain England.
Player number 131st player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match Possibly no. 26, 13 March 1886, Ireland 1 England 6, a British Championship match at Ulster Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast; aged 20 years 148 days.
Probably no. 32, 4 February 1888, Wales 1 England 5, a British Championship match at Nantwich Road, Crewe; aged 22 years 100 days.
Last match No. 42, 7 March 1891, England 6 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Molineux Ground, Wolverhampton; aged 25 years 131 days.
Major tournaments None.
Team honours None.
Individual honours 13 full caps for England, 15 goals
Distinctions

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Tinsley Lindley - Captain's Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 11 3 +8 0 0 5.500 1.500 100.0 +2
Away 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 0 1 5.000 0.500 100.0 +2
All 4 4 0 0 21 4 +17 0 1 5.250 1.000 100.0 +4

 

Tinsley Lindley - Captain's Record  - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 4 4 0 0 21 4 +17 0 1 5.250 1.000 100.0 +4
All 4 4 0 0 21 4 +17 0 1 5.250 1.000 100.0 +4

 

Tinsley Lindley - Captain's Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1887-88 3 3 0 0 15 3 +12 0 1 5.000 1.000 100.0 +3
BC 1890-91 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.000 1.000 100.0 +1
BC All 4 4 0 0 21 4 +17 0 1 5.250 1.000 100.0 +4
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 4 0 0 21 4 +17 0 1 5.250 1.000 100.0 +4
All 4 4 0 0 21 4 +17 0 1 5.250 1.000 100.0 +4

 

Tinsley Lindley - Captain History
Club:  Cambridge University FC, Nottingham Forest FC & Corinthians FC - 3 captaincies
Selector: F.A. International Select Committee  - 4 captaincies
Cap No. Opponent Date Venue Type F A Res. Details Shirt
1? 26 Ireland 13-Mar-1886 Ulster Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast BC 6 1 AW Start
3rd app
-B
There is a small possibility that Tinsley Lindley, debuting in this match, was the captain, making him the youngest ever.  At least three sources name Percy Walters, The Sportsman names George Shutt. The Northern Whig names Norman Bailey!
1 32 Wales 04-Feb-1888 Nantwich Road, Crewe BC 5 1 AW Start
7th app -
CF
Lindley must be the favourite, he was captain in both the other two matches of the year, and he was an amateur, as well as the most capped player in the line-up.  But he had never been the England captain before this point, so is therefore not cast-iron.  Moreover, the Manchester Guardian, The London Times, The Field, Wrexham Advertiser, Sporting Life, Athletic News Annual 1891-92, Northern Whig, North Wales Guardian, or The Sportsman specifically mention any captain.
2 33 Scotland 17-Mar-1888 Hampden Park, Crosshill, Glasgow BC 5 0 AW Start
8th app
CF
3 34 Ireland 07-Apr-1888 Ulster Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast BC 5 1 AW Start
9th app -
CF
Club:  Nottingham Forest FC & Corinthians FC - 1 captaincy
4 42 Ireland 07-Mar-1891 Molineux Ground, Wolverhampton BC 6 1 HW Start
13th app -
CF

Notes

[Biographical sketch to come]

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